The striker for Ridge City Women Club who doubles as a player for the University of Ghana Women’s football team Dorcas Fumey popularly known as Faradey has expressed ecstasy over the Youth employment Agency (YEA)’s initiative to give 500 cedis to five hundred female footballers.
This initiative benefits female footballers within the elite Women’s Premier league for the next 6 months.
According to Dorcas Fumey, the initiative is something very new to her but she is very optimistic that the best will come from this.
“This is a great step trust me because I have never heard it before, it has never happened before so it is a great step and on a good direction and the best will come right from this everything is step by step” she said.
She added that the initiative will go a long way of igniting the interest of football in many and urged that more investment should be channeled into women football.
“so if today it is 500 cedis and they are giving to them for 6 months I know and I hope that right after the 6 months they will know the impact of the 500 cedis in the lives of the local footballers and they will realize that If we are to invest more and give these people more this is what they can deliver. We will get more people getting interested in the game and more parents supporting them because they have seen something good in it.” she added
YEA to pay 500 women’s footballers GHS 500 a month for six months
The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has enrolled five hundred people within the elite Women’s Premier league into their programme for the next half a year, the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has announced.
The five hundred people are players from the 16 Women’s League Clubs and twenty others within the same competition.
Each player is expected to receive GHS 500 for the next six months.
The Ghana Football Association has been deliberating with government to support their members with a package due to the economic hardships caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
Story by: Eunice Young | universnewsroom.com